The Mac App Store is a digital distribution platform for OS X applications developed by Apple.

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How to get OSX Yosemite outside the Mac App Store

I have the following scenario. At work I run an Ubuntu PC machine with fast connection. At home I have a Mac without any kind of outside connection (offline) My question is how do I get the OSX ...
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User Control screwed up but unable to click on icons with Mouse on OSX 10.8

I dont know what has happened, but today user control with mouse and trackpad on my macbookpro is screwed up. I rebooted twice, it made no difference. The trackpad moves the cursor okay, but I ...
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All Apple Internet Apps are SLOW in Yosemite

A few days after upgrading to Yosemite, I started noticing that Safari was moving VERY SLOWLY. After a day or two of this it stopped loading webpages at all! So I switched to using Chrome, then my ...
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mavericks 10.9.5 downloaded but not installing

I recently updated mavericks 10.9.5 from 10.9, it shows on Update Installed in last 30 days, but when I see About my mac info it is still showing 10.9 Again going to app store and clicking ...
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How do delete stuck download of Xcode 5 from app store?

Initially I was downloading Xcode 5 from the Mac App Store, but I found it extremely slow, and so I stopped the download. Then I downloaded it from the developer web site instead, which was much ...
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Do I need a credit card to install free apps on my MacBook Pro?

I'm using MacBook pro. My problem is: every time when I want to download an app it's asking about my credit card information. I used to have a credit card but I don't have it now. I can't even ...
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How can I download an application from the Mac App Store which is not compatible with my OS X version?

Is there any way to download app from the Mac App Store which requires a more current OS X version than I have running on my Mac? I know it will not run, but I need the actual file.
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Why can't I update iMovie?

I tried to update iMovie and got the following error. Update Unavailable with This Apple ID This update is not available for this Apple ID either because it was bought by a different user or ...
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How to remove deleted app from OS X update list?

I'm using a Macbook pro mid 2010. I have an deleted app always showing in my update list and it's very annoying. This problem has occurred sine Mountain lion. But it becomes quiet eye-catching after I ...
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Unable to download Yosemite

Long story short: I'm on OSX 10.6.8 and I'm trying to download the Yosemite package in order to (re)create a bootable USB. When I go to the App Store, I go to the first tab and click on "Free" under ...
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Mac App enterprise distribution outside AppStore with MapKit

Either I'm being stupid (probably true) or there is hadly any documentatio to address the question: How can I distribute an Enterprise Mac app which uses MapKit? Background: We have built an iOS app ...
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App Store keeps on trying and failing to update iMovie and iPhoto on Mountain Lion

I recently got a Mountain Lion laptop from work and every time the App Store checks for updates, it reports updates as available for iMovie and iPhoto. However, I have neither installed and when I ...
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(Mavericks) Appstore repeatedly updating Xcode to 5.1 (fixed?)

In the past 7 days I have updated to Xcode 5.1 seven times! Yesterday I dragged Xcode to the trash and emptied the trash in an attempt to make it stick, this morning I got a popup saying that Xcode ...
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Can't download from App Store

A click on "Install App" does nothing. No error message, no download. I am trying to download an app appropriate for my installed OS. I've rebooted and signed out/in at the app store. No change.
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Interrupted Mac App Store Download - Xcode

After losing my connection while downloading Xcode 4.2.1, the App Store has removed it from available updates and under purchases it says I am up to date (even though the date of the my installed ...
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How can I see all apps in 'Essentials' in Mac and iTunes app stores?

A quick question: While navigating the Mac and iOS appstores, I often see some apps marked with a grey rectangular box with rounded edges called 'Essentials', which appears just below the rating of ...
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App Store not launching

I have a Mac 2009 mid-model running OS X 10.9.4. When i click the App Store icon in the dock nothing happens. And I am not able to download or update my applications. My firewall is off.
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How do you log out of the Mac App Store?

When you are logged in with into the Mac App Store and it prompts for the password like this: how do you log out without entering the password?
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Why can't I sign into the Mac App Store after updating to 10.6.6?

Ever since I updated to 10.6.6 a week or so ago I've wanted to use the Mac App Store but I can't sign in. The Sign in link and the sign in menu item neither seem to do anything. I'm signed into ...
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which apps comes free with yosemite macbook pro?

i want to know which apps comes free when buy apple macbook pro os x yosemite new. I want to see 1st look of app. Can anyone tell me. I m afraid if i missed anyone while reinstalling again!cos i feel ...
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Mac App Store Download Failure - Clear Cache?

I bought a program on the Mac App Store (Desk) on one of my computers. I am running Yosemite on a different computer and I tried to install the program from the Mac App Store - while I was on a ...
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An application will automatically reinstalled from mac app store after uninstallation

It's so weird that I don't know how to explain it. Blackmagic Disk Speed Test is the application that I'm talking about. I don't remember installing it, and first time I see it in my launchpad, I ...
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Logic Pro X 10.1 update button does nothing

I have Logic 10.0.7 and got a notice to update to 10.1. I press on the Update Now button but nothing happens. I have OS X 10.9.5 installed. What should I do?
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This item is temporarily unavailable. Try again later

I am trying to install an app form App Store and getting "This item is temporarily unavailable. Try again later." Tried to install the app on different macs (with the same icloud ID), but still ...
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Mac App Store Update issue in Yosemite

i have a big problem with updating my apps in app store, when i install an application, it doesn't appear as installed as you can see : I have all of this apps installed on my computer, and i ...
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How to stop “Verification Required” when installing free apps?

When I tried to install a free app, AppStore says: Verification Required Before you can make purchases, you must tap Continue to sign in, then verify your payment info. I never had this ...
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Prevent Yosemite from appearing in Software Update section of App Store?

Updated title for Yosemite / 10.10, the issue remains the same. This is mostly a moot point for our organization as we're starting to let more and more people upgrade to Mavericks as they desire, ...
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Is it possible to highlight the current “active selection” area in the Mac App Store window when using keyboard navigation?

I find it easier to use the keyboard to navigate around my Mac. Most of the apps I use work OK with keyboard shortcuts as they tend to highlight the currently active control. However, I find the Mac ...
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How can I hide / remove updates from the Mac App Store?

I installed an app, didn't like it, and then moved it from Applications to the Trash and emptied the trash. Now when I go into the App Store, I am stil being prompted to update the application even ...
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How to tell what program is launching softwareupdated?

My Macbook was running really slow after opening it up and so I opened Activity Monitor and saw one process called softwareupdated that was not responding. It didn't say it was using any CPU but my ...
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Remove application from App Store's Update section

I've got an application in my Updates list which I never installed. It doesn't appear under Purchases nor Hidden Purchases. I can't hide it by right-clicking on it. When I click "Update" it asks me ...
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Is there a way to purchase incompatible app from Mac App Store

I haven't upgraded to Yosemite on my Mac yet and still using Mavericks. I wanted to purchase an app during its promotion period but the app min version is 10.10 so Mac App Store complains saying that ...
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Payments to App Store

Suppose I want to find (for tax purposes) the amounts of all payments I made to the App store during 2014. In the App Store application, I did not find this information in "Purchases" nor in "View My ...
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OSX App Store updates with multiple users

My mac has several users. If I want to "update" an app, it says only the original user can do the update. But I don't have access to his account! How can I either: Update apps from another user ...
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Xcode failed to download. Use the Purchases page to try again

Xcode is showing in the Mac App Store, ready to be updated. Clicking update results in an error: Xcode failed to download. Use the Purchases page to try again. Steps taken that didn't help: ...
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How to manage my own reviews and ratings in Mac App Store?

Is there such an option in Mac App Store? I know in iTunes Store we can manage reviews and ratings in personal account.
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App Store doesn't fetch updates anymore

I'm on a MacBook Pro, mid 2009, OS X 10.10. An update to Yosemite (10.10.2) came out five days ago, but going to the Updates tab in App Store only returns a dialog box with the following message: An ...
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Why don't Yosemite software updates “Try again tomorrow”

I usually prefer to wait at least a day or two before installing software updates. The update notices offer the option "Try again tomorrow" and yet I never seem to be prompted again when I choose ...
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Is it still possible to purchase a license for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Server from Apple?

Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard Server is no longer for sale at the Apple Store website. Mac OS X Server software licenses were sold as a separate full operating system from Apple until 10.7 Lion, ...
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Unable to Install apps onto my iPad (Stuck on “waiting…”)

For the past several days, I have been unable to install ANY apps onto my iPad. When I click "GET" and then "INSTALL", it just says "Waiting..." below the app icon. This is what it looks like (not ...
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OS X Yosemite XCode update stuck on 'Waiting'

I recently downloaded Yosemite, and I'm trying to update my XCode. I hit 'Update' in the App Store, and but it's been stuck at 'Waiting' for the past 30 minutes. What can I do to fix this?
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Paused & want to delete partially downloaded Yosemite

I was installing Yosemite Beta, however, I paused the download as I have not backup my Mac. Does anyone know how I can delete the paused download of it? It's driving me nuts! I can't just press ...
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App Store keeps asking for admin password

I periodically get the following dialog box on my MacBook, running OS 10.9.5: App Store is trying to install Apple-provided software. Type an administrator's name and password to allow this. I ...
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How to unlink Apple account from laptop?

I'm going to have to trade in my work laptop and it's connected right now to my personal Apple account for things like the app store etc. How do I unlink the Apple account before I get a new computer? ...
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How to use an existing Apple ID to download free apps from App Store without using Credit Card?

I have an Apple ID which I had registered years back (when I had bought my Ipod Shuffle). I wanted to use the same Apple ID to download apps on my newly purchased MBP - but whenever I try to login ...
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Why is my App Updates linked to my wife's AppleID? I can't change it

I recently purchased a mac pro w Yosemite. I left my wife set herself up as an additional user, which later I removed. Now 3 apps (numbers, Keynote and Pages) which need to be updated are listed ...
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Mac App Store without admin password?

Is there any way to use the Mac App Store without the administrator password? IE change it to install the app at ~/Applications instead of /Applications?
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Upgrade to final release of Yosemite from gold master?

I'm using developer preview of Yosemite for a while, now that Yosemite is released I want to have it installed on top of my Yosemite partition. Clicking on "Download" in App Store Yosemite page, I ...
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How to check owner and licences of an Appstore application?

How to check owner of an Appstore application? And licences used for downloading it. My problem is the following: 1.A few years ago I installed Numbers, Pages and Keynote on a computer WorkComp ...
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ARD hangs on launch

I have purchased, downloaded and installed Apple Remote Desktop 3.7.2 from the Mac App Store (onto a computer that's running OS X Yosemite 10.10.1). When I first open the app, I am prompted to agree ...